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Re: beta testing version

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-01 14:51:31
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At 12:55 AM 12/1/00 -0800, Nathan Myers wrote:

>Many people hope to run PostgreSQL 24x7x365.  With vacuuming, you 
>might just as well shut down afterward; but when that goes away 
>(in 7.2?), when will you get the chance to take your backups?  
>Clearly we need either another form of snapshot backup that can 
>be taken with the database running, and compatible with the 
>current WAL (or some variation on it); or, we need another kind 
>of log, in addition to the WAL.

Vadim's not ignorant of such matters, when he says "make a copy
of the files" he's not talking about using tar on a running
database.  BAR tools are needed, as Vadim has pointed out here in
the past.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
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